Local Officials

Cold Spring Village

Village of Cold Spring
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3611

Board of Trustees
David Merandy (mayor)
Marie Early (deputy mayor)
Lynn Miller
Frances Murphy
Steve Voloto

The Mayor and four Trustees form the main governing body that is the Village Board. These officials are elected to their part-time positions for a two-year term and are responsible for balancing the village budget, enacting local laws and adopting municipal policies. Additionally, the mayor and board appoint members to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Review Board, Recreation Board and special advisory boards. Elections are held in March for terms that have expired. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. with workshop meetings on the first and fourth Tuesdays.

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Zoning Board of Appeals
Elliott Hammond
John F. Martin
Donald MacDonald
Eric Wirth
Aaron Wolfe

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to interpret the Village of Cold Spring Zoning Code and to issue special permits and variances as per New York State Law and Village Code. Members must be Village residents and they serve a five-year term. The board meets every first and third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Historic District Review Board
Al Zgolinski (chair)
Carolyn Bachan
Sean Conway
Andrea Connor
Kathleen Foley

The Historic District Review Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all changes in the exterior architectural features of new construction, renovations and structural improvements within the limits of the Village’s Historic District. Members must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. It meets on the second Wednesday at 8 p.m., with workshops by appointment on the last Wednesday.

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Planning Board
Matt Francisco (chair)
Judith K. Rose
Lara Eldin
Sue Meyer
Stephanie Hawkins

The Village Planning Board is comprised of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all site plans and subdivision proposals with regard to land use or change of land use. The board also provides opinions to the Zoning Board of Appeals and reviews zoning variances. Members of the Planning Board must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. The board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Recreation Commission
Bruce Campbell (chair)
Michael Chefalo
Stephen Etta
Katie Hendrix
Gloria McVey
John Merante
Jeffrey Phillips

The members of the Recreation Commission are appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees to manage and maintain all Village parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Members must be Village residents and serve a five-year term. The commission meets on the last Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Read minutes and agendas

Code Update Committee
Meets the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bonny Carmicino
Karen Doyle
Norah Hart
Paul Henderson
Anne Impellizzeri

Read minutes and documents

Parking Committee
Meets on second Thursday at 6 p.m.
Anthony Phillips, chair
Frank Haggerty
Doug Price
Donna Steltz

Tree Advisory Board
Meets fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Zwarich, chair
Tony Bardes
Kory Riesterer
Charles Day, Tree Nursery Manager
Gordon Robertson

Highway Department
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-4883

Nelsonville

Village of Nelsonville
258 Main Street
Nelsonville, NY 10516
845-265-2500

Village Board
William O’Neill (mayor)
Michael Bowman
Chris Caccamise
David Moroney
Alan Potts
Click for contact info

The board meets on the third Monday at 7:30 p.m. Workshop meetings are held the second Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Read minutes and documents

Planning Board
Steve Marino
Sue Branagen
Jonathan Bradley
Paul Hellbock
Dennis Meekins
Ezra Clementson

Meetings by appointment.

Zoning Board of Appeals
William Rice – Chairman
Peggy Clements
Steve Merando
Judy Meyer
Chris Keeley

Meetings by appointment.

Philipstown

Town of Philipstown
238 Main Street, P.O. Box 155
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3329

Town Board
Richard Shea (supervisor)
Robert Flaherty
Michael Leonard
Nancy Montgomery
John VanTassel

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Planning Board
Anthony Merante (chair)
Kim Conner
Dennis Gagnon
David Hardy
Peter Lewis
Neal Tomann
Neal Zuckerman
Linda Valentino (secretary)

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Zoning Board of Appeals
Robert Dee (chair)
Vincent Cestone
Paula Clair
Leonard Lim
Linda Valentino (secretary)

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Conservation Board
Mark Galezo (chair)
Jan Baker
Andy Galler
Lew Kingsley
Eric Lind
MJ Martin
Bob Repetto
Max Garfinkle (Natural Resource Officer)

Read minutes and agendas

Recreation Commission
Joel Conybear (chair)
Phil Cotennec
John Maasik
Claudio Marzollo
Bill Mazzuca
Lydia McMahon
Jane Ponton

The commission meets on the last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Read minutes and agendas

Highway Department
50 Fishkill Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3530

Justice Court
238 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-2951

Recreation Department
Route 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524
845-424-4618

Continental Village Water District
Ralph Bassignani (superintendent)
Diane Barton (tax collector)

Continental Village Water District Advisory Committee
Michael Phelan

Continental Village Park District
Michael Phelan (superintendent)

Continental Village Park District Advisory Council
John Sullivan
Frederick Romer
Tony Galfano

Putnam County

Putnam County
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512
845-808-1001

MaryEllen Odell, County Executive

Legislature
District 1 – Barbara Scuccimarra (845-808-1020 / putcoleg@putnamcountyny.com)
District 2 – William Gouldman
District 3 – Toni Addonizio (deputy chair)
District 4 – Ginny Nacerino
District 5 – Carl Albano
District 6 – Paul Jonke
District 7 – Joseph Castellano (chair)
District 8 – Amy Sayegh
District 9 – Neal Sullivan

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Local Schools

Haldane School Board
Laura Hammond (president)
Peggy Clements
Jen Daly
Margaret Parr
Evan Schwartz

Trustees are elected for three-year terms to the Board of Education at an annual vote in May. They are voluntary positions. Communication to the board can be sent c/o Board Clerk, 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, 10516, or by email to boe@haldaneschool.org. All communications are shared with the entire board.

Read minutes and agenda
Meeting videos

Garrison School Board
Raymond O’Rourke (president)
James Hoch (vice president)
Derek DuBois
David Gelber
Jill Lake
Diana Swinburne

The Garrison School Board includes seven members who are elected by the residents of the Garrison School Community.  Each serves a term of three years. Meetings are generally held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Garrison School library, 1100 Route 9D. Under the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York, public documents to be discussed by the board are available upon request. Discussions of personnel matters, contract negotiations, and litigation (proposed, pending, or actual) must be discussed confidentially in Executive Session. These are usually held after the regular meetings.

Read minutes and agenda
Meeting videos [Also, Channel 78, 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday]

Beacon School Board
Anthony White (president)
boewhite@beaconk12.org
Kristan Flynn
Kenya Gadsden
Meredith Heuer
Georgia Patchen
Michael Rutkoske
Antony Tseng
Craig Wolf
William Zopf

There are nine members on the Beacon Board of Education who are elected to serve three-year terms. Members of the Beacon Board of Education receive no pay. The Board of Education sets the policies by which the schools operate. It has the final control over all local school matters, subject to the limitations placed on it by the State Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations and federal and state laws.

Read minutes and agenda
Meeting Videos

Beacon

Randy Casale, Mayor
845-838-5011
mayor@cityofbeacon.org

Anthony Ruggiero, City Administrator
845-838-5009
aruggiero@cityofbeacon.org

City Council

Ward 1 – Terry Nelson (tnelson@cityofbeacon.org)
Ward 2 – John Rembert (jrembert@cityofbeacon.org)
Ward 3 – Jodi McCredo (jmcredo@cityofbeacon.org)
Ward 4 – Amber Grant (agrant@cityofbeacon.org)
At-Large – George Mansfield (gmansfield@cityofbeacon.org)
At-Large – Lee Kyriacou (lkyriacou@cityofbeacon.org)

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

Dutchess County

Marc Molinaro, County Executive

Legislature (District 16)
Frits Zernike (D)
845-202-3959
fzernike@dutchessny.gov

Legislature (District 19)
Nick Page (D)
617-335-4446
npage@dutchessny.gov

Read minutes and agendas
Meeting videos

New York State

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D) (District 90, including Philipstown)
518-455-5348
galefs@assembly.state.ny.us

District Office:
2 Church Street
Ossining, NY 10562
914-941-1111

Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D) (District 104, including Beacon)
518-455-5762

District Office:
54 North Plank Road, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-0888

Sen. Sue Serino (R) (District 41)
Legislative Office Building, Room 617
Albany
, NY 12247
518-455-2945
serino@nysenate.gov

Federal

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) (18th District)
1529 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5441
Email

District Office:
123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-561-1259

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Hudson Valley Office
P.O. Box 893
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-875-4585
Email

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D)
Hudson Valley Office
One Park Place, Suite 100
Peekskill, NY 10566
914-734-1532
Email

Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community because of readers like you.